Communicating online: Tips for authenticity

In this new series, Conduit member and public speaking expert Simon Bucknall shares his top tips for avoiding awkward moments and coming across as your best self during online meetings.

Applying behavioural science for good in the private sector

Conduit member Scott Young, CEO of BVA Nudge Unit, shares why behavioural science could be the key to overcoming organisational challenges post-COVID and explains how the private sector can adopt it effectively.

Yo Takatsuki, AXA IM, on investing in the COVID-19 recovery

We spoke to Yo Takatsuki, Head of ESG Research and Active Ownership at AXA Investment Managers, about the company’s partnership with the Access to Medicine Foundation and the role of investors in a post-COVID recovery.

How to go to work in 2020

In their book, ‘How to Go to Work’, Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines share the must-know advice that no one gives you at the start of your career. Now, as young people face a host of new obstacles to traditional employment, they share their top tips for navigating the new normal in your first job.

Applying test, track and trace to combatting climate change

Conduit member Edward Jack, founder and CEO of Lytely, asks how the test, track and trace approach to combatting COVID-19 might be applied to accelerate the transition to a lower carbon economy.

Publishing must decolonise

Layla Mohamed, Editorial Assistant at Cassava Republic Press, explains why steps towards diversifying publishing fail to address the systemic problems in an industry that has always centred whiteness.

James Chen: “Philanthropists have to act as catalysts to increase the rate of change”

Philanthropist James Chen has dedicated over fifteen years to tackling the global crisis of vision, through his roles as Chair of the Chen Yet Sen Family Foundation and the founder of Adlens, Vision for a Nation and the global Clearly campaign. We spoke to James about taking inspiration from his father, favouring innovation over bureaucracy, and why risk is the secret ingredient in genuinely impactful philanthropy.

The legacy of colonial laws and their impact on LGBTQ+ people around the world

Did you know that a significant number of discriminatory laws against LGBT people around the world originate from the British colonial era? Conduit member Charlotte Minvielle, Head of Development at the Human Dignity Trust, explains why and how the British need to take responsibility for their damaging legacy.

The Chivas Venture Accelerator Programme: Supporting Social Entrepreneurs in a time of global crisis

We caught up with Ary Ganeshalingam, Global Brand Communications Director at Chivas Regal, to learn more about the process of turning the Chivas Venture Accelerator Programme digital and the finalists the programme is supporting.

Conduit for Culture: Pride 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused planned Pride parades across the globe to be postponed, there are still plenty of ways to stay engaged, get educated and show your support for LGBTQ+ rights. From forgotten classics to new releases, here’s what’s been inspiring us this month.

Five lessons on climate, COVID and the future of food

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to question and reevaluate the unsustainable growth model that has, until now, been driving the world. Inspired by recent conversations with sustainability leaders as part of a new podcast series, Erik Bruun Bindslev and Elizabeth Candelario, Partners at MERIKA Advisory, share their thoughts on how we can build a fairer, greener future.

Why equity matters and why it must be measured

Patricia Hamzahee, Founder of Integriti Capital and Conduit member, writes about the vital role data can play in enabling equity of outcomes for Black and ethnic minority-led businesses.

Enlightened investment in times of crisis

Conduit member Dr. Mary Johnstone-Louis, along with colleagues Dr. Bridget Kustin and Professor Colin Mayer CBE FBA, reflect on the role of family-owned companies when it comes to building a sustainable and just world post-COVID.